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National Summary


Rain will continue to affect parts of north Leinster and Ulster overnight but the rain will become lighter and patchier whilst most other areas will be dry. Lowest temperatures of between 2 and 6 degrees with mist and fog forming in places. Winds will be generally light but there is potential for a period of strong winds along coastal fringes of Cork.


Bank Holiday Monday will start fairly cloudy with a little patchy rain in the east but cloud is expected to break during the course of the day allowing some sunny spells to develop. The sunshine may spark off a few afternoon showers though. Top temperatures of 12 to 17 degrees, mildest in western areas.


The outlook is for mainly dry, settled weather over the coming week and getting much milder also.Still cool on Monday night with minimum air temperatures 2 to 6 degrees and a touch of ground frost in rural areas.Tuesday: A fine, dry day and sunny for most and very mild with temperatures in the mid to high teens generally and up to 20 degrees in the west. However it will be much cooler along the east coast due to onshore breezes. Winds generally light to moderate easterly.Wednesday/Thursday/Friday: Mainly dry with sunny spells. Highest temperatures typically in the mid-teens but a much cooler 10 to 12 degrees in the east. Quite windy generally with fresh easterly winds prevailing.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

East-Southeast, 26 Knots, Gust 37 Knots, Fair, 14 Miles, 998, Steady

Dublin Airport

East, 8 Knots, Light rain, 3 Miles, 997, Steady

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

Southeast, 4 Knots, Wave ht: 2.3 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 996, Rising slowly

Roches Point Automatic

South, 17 Knots, Cloudy, 9 Miles, 994, Rising slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

West-Southwest, 16 Knots, Gust 27 Knots, Fair, 7 Miles, 991, Falling slowly

Valentia Automatic

South, 9 Knots, Fair, 14 Miles, 990, Rising slowly

Mace Head Automatic

East-Southeast, 20 Knots, Fair, 24 Miles, 993, Rising slowly

Belmullet Automatic

East-Southeast, 11 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 995, Rising slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

East-Southeast, 12 Knots, Wave ht: 1.6 m, 997, Steady

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

West, 33 Knots, Gust 44 Knots, Wave ht: 5.8 m, 991, Rising rapidly

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

Southeast, 17 Knots, Wave height not available, 996, Rising slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

West-Northwest, 23 Knots, Wave ht: 4.2 m, 999, Rising slowly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1700 Monday 01 May 2017 Issued at 1700 Sunday 30 April 2017

Meteorological Situation at 1500: A small low pressure system with central pressure of 988hPa just southwest of Ireland is slow-moving with gale force westerly winds along its southern flank. This low will drift eastwards tonight and gradually fill allowing a light to moderate northerly airflow to follow.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Roche's Point to Mizen Head to Valentia:

Wind: Southwest to west force 6 to gale force 8. Decreasing west to northwest force 5 to 6 by morning and further decreasing force 4 to 5 by tomorrow afternoon.

Weather: Occasional squally showers.

Visibility: Mostly good but reducing moderate in showers

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Valentia to Malin Head to Howth Head to Roche's Point and the Irish Sea:

Wind: East to southeast force 4 or 5 this evening, decreasing gradually overnight northeast or variable force 2 to 4. Occasionally northeast force 5 on northern coasts.

Weather: Occasional rain or drizzle.

Visibility: Mostly good, reducing moderate in rain or drizzle.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1700 Tuesday 02 May 2017: Light to moderate variable or easterly winds. Weather: mainly fair, isolated showers.

Weather Warnings

Gale Warning

Westerly winds occasionally reaching gale force this evening and for a time overnight on Irish coastal waters from Roches Point to Mizen Head to Valentia.